European Youth Shogi Championship 2019

Group photo of the youth players and (some) older colleagues from the third edition. Fot. Maciej Pogorzelski


Main tournaments:

U 9 (4 uczestników/participants)

  1. Feodosiy Butsko (BLR)
  2. Alexey Suhotsky (BLR)
  3. Timur Podrez (BLR)

U 12 (9 uczestników/participants)

  1. Marc-Leon Engelmann (GER)
  2. Jan-Lukas Engelmann (GER)
  3. Ivan Mishin (RUS)

U 15 (7 uczestników/participants)

  1. Denis Titov (RUS)
  2. Michal Mordarski (POL)
  3. Anton Borysov (UKR)

U 18 (6 uczestników/participants)

  1. Anton Starikevich (BLR)
  2. Alexey Lavrinovich (BLR)
  3. Patryk Korcyl (POL)

Open tournament (13 uczestników/participants)

  1. Peter Shchestlionok (BLR)
  2. Sergei Lysenka (BLR)
  3. Adam Dziwoki (POL)

Full results

Additional events:

2nd European Youth Dobutsu Shogi Championship
  1. Anton Starykevich (BLR)
  2. Denis Titov (RUS)
  3. Marc-Leon Engelmann (GER)
  4. Ivan Mishin (RUS)
  5. Mariusz Stanaszek (POL)


The game sets for the winners of the categories were funded by Ei System - the European Publisher of the Let's Catch the Lion (Dobutsu Shogi). The sets can be ordered at


Table of contents

About the Championships

The third European Youth Shogi Championship will be held in Wrocław, on 28-30.06.2019

Organizers: Polish-Japanese Friendship Foundation NAMI & Polish Shogi Association,
Federation of European Shogi Associations (FESA).

  • Tournament director: Mariusz Stanaszek <>
  • Coordination: Wojciech Jedynak <>
  • Sponsors: Maciej Pogorzelski <>
  • 28th of June (Friday) - side events (tentative ideas: team tournament, Dobutsu shogi tournament, workshops)
  • 29-30th of June (Saturday-Sunday) - main tournament, side tournament

The main tournament will be available to European youth players 18 years old and younger (i.e. born in 2001 or later).

The side tournament will be be held simultaneously with the main tournament and will be open to everyone.


Politechnika Wrocławska | Budynek C13
(Wrocław University of Technology, building C-13)
Wybrzeże Wyspiańskiego Street 23/25, 50-370 Wrocław


0. The main event of the 1st European Youth Shogi Championships (EYSC) is open to all European citizens born in 2001 or later.

The youth players will be divided into 4 groups:
U9 - born in 2010 or later,
U12 - born in 2007 or later,
U15 - born in 2004 or later,
U18 - born in 2001 or later.

Each player may choose only one group to play.

1. Each group plays a separate tournament. The winner of each respective tournament is named the {U9, U12, U15, U18} European Champion of 2019. Apart from the titles, an award will be given to every best 18 years old player, best 17 years old player etc up to 7 years old. If younger players register, the list may be extended for even younger players.

2. The tournament will be held using an 8 round Swiss system. In case the number of players is too small, then the tournament Arbiter may decide to use a round-robin or a double round-robin system instead.

3. Time control: 20 min + 40 byo-yomi

4. The games will be rated for FESA Ranking List.

5. The tournaments will be played on Saturday (29.06.2019) from 11:00
(4 rounds) and on Sunday (30.06.2019) from 10:00 (4 rounds).

6. The entry fee for the tournament will be 15 euro or 60 Polish Złotys. In case of multiple participants of the same family, the first participant pays 15 euro and his siblings pay 5 euro. So a family with 3 children pays 25 (=15 + 5 + 5) euro.

7. The registration will open on 21.05.2019 and will close on 19.06.2019. The organizers may allow late registrations until 28.06.2019 but in that case it's possible that the participant will not receive dedicated tournament gadgets etc.

8. Simultaneously with the Youth Tournaments an open-for-all side tournament will be held (8 round, rate 20’ + 40” byo-yomi). The entry fee will be 5 euro or 20 Polish Zlotys.

Registration & list of registered players

The registration was opened on 21.05.2019 and will be closed on 19.06.2019. In special cases the late registrations may be allowed but in that case it's possible that the participant will not receive dedicated tournament gadgets etc.
To register, please send the name, surname & age of the participant to either Mariusz Stanaszek <> or Wojciech Jedynak <>


Friday 28.06

15:00-15:15 Unofficial Opening
15:15-17:00 European Youth Dobutsu shogi Championship (& friendly tournament for adults)
17:00-19:30 Team tournament

Saturday 29.06

11:00-12:00 Registration, confirmation of the list of players
12:00-12:15 Official Opening Ceremony
12:30-13:30 1st round
13:30-14:30 2nd round
14:30-15:30 dinner break
15:30-16:30 3rd round
16:30-17:30 4th round

Sunday 30.06

10:00-11:00 5th round
11:00-12:00 6th round
12:00-13:00 7th round
13:00-14:00 dinner break
14:00-15:00 8th round
15:00-16:00 Preparation for the ending ceremony
16:00-16:30 Prize-giving ceremony